Monthly Archives: March 2006

Best Performance Award Winner

Readers of Auto Express have crowned the Nissan 350Z as their favourite performance car in the 2006 Driver Power Survey. It beat 100 other vehicles to take the honour as it was voted overall winner in the ‘Best Performance’ category. … Continue reading

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Nissan Paints The Yard Pink

Nissan is appealing to the growing number of metrosexual tradesmen with the launch of a special pink version of Bobby the Builder’s favourite workhorse, the Cabstar forward control truck. In addition, anyone test-driving a Cabstar before the end of June … Continue reading

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Volvo V70 Is Best For Comfort – And Your back

The Volvo V70 estate has come top for Best Comfort and back support in two surveys – the Driver Power 2006 survey¹ in this week’s Auto Express magazine, and a recent report in The Sunday Times. The results of these … Continue reading

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Caterham Extends Export Market To Italy

British Sportcar manufacturer, Caterham Cars has announced a deal with Italian importer, Automobil Trivellato, in Este to sell its brand new Euro IV compliant Caterham Seven CSR200 from March 2006. Capable of slingshotting a driver to 60mph in 3.7 seconds … Continue reading

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Renault Launches New Clio Bio-Fuel Car

New Clio Hi-Flex bio-fuel launched Renault sold 25% of all vehicles emitting less than 120g/km CO2 in Europe in 2005 Target to sell 1 million cars annually emitting less than 140g/km CO2 by 2008 Following its recent international debut at … Continue reading

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Going Greener With Goingreen

GoinGreen, the pioneering retailer of the Reva G-Wiz electric car is building on its successful launch of the G-Wiz in London by expanding the range of products it sells to include other environmentally friendly vehicles. Customers will now be able … Continue reading

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Volvo Will Start Production Of The Volvo S40 In China

Volvo Car Corporation has announced it will start producing the Volvo S40 saloon in China. “This is an important step towards a stronger presence and a brighter future in the Chinese car market,” says Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of … Continue reading

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Green Biofuel Ford Focus Joins Avon & Somerset Police

Police patrol cars turned green in Somerset when the county’s constabulary became Ford’s first customers of its bioethanol-powered Focus Flexi Fuel Vehicle. Avon and Somerset police have ordered 15 Ford Focus Flexi Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) to help reduce CO2 emissions … Continue reading

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Aston Martin Racing Second & Third In Sebring Thriller

Tonight in Florida the Aston Martin Racing team finished the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in second and third place after a thrilling finale in the GT1 competition. The team’s two Aston Martin DBR9s ran faultlessly throughout the race. … Continue reading

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Mazda Produces One Millionth Mazda 6

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that total global production of the Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) reached the one million-unit mark in late February 2006. It took four years and one month to reach this important milestone since the … Continue reading

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